Saudi, US Aid Boost Lebanese Firepower

Military aid provided by Saudi Arabia and the United States has boosted the firepower of the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) by about 30 to 40 percent in recent years, analysts said. Over the past eight years Lebanon has received US military aid worth $1 billion, according to David Hale, the US ambassador to Lebanon. “Almost […]

Germany to Provide More Weapons and Training to the Kurds

In February, the Kurdish Peshmerga forces will receive more Milan-rockets, the German Defence Minister has announced today. Moreover, the German parliament in an outright majority voted to send trainers to Iraqi Kurdistan. This despite of opposition of leftwing parties who claim the mission is unconstitutional. German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has announced in a television interview, that […]